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The Day of the Hair Transplant Operation

The Day of the Hair Transplant Operation

It’s the day of your hair transplant surgery. You will finally undergo a life-changing procedure to restore the hair you’ve dreamed of for the longest time. Once you land in Istanbul, Dr. Yaman’s team will pick you up and drive you to your 3, 4, or 5-star hotel. When you are due for your appointment, Dr. Yaman’s team will pick you up and drive you directly to the clinic. At the clinic (if necessary), Dr. Yaman will meet you alongside your translator. That way, if you don’t speak English, you will still know exactly what is happening at every stage of the process and can ask any questions you may have. Dr. Yaman strives to make every patient’s stay in Istanbul as enjoyable and smooth as possible. That way, the day of the hair transplant operation will be much less stressful for everyone involved.

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The Preparation Process for Your Hair Transplant Operation

Before your hair transplant operation, Dr. Resul Yaman will perform an examination of your scalp and hair follicles using a 3D scanner. That way, he can create a plan of action for your hair transplant surgery in Turkey. Before your surgery, you will also need to undergo some blood tests to ensure that you do not currently suffer from any illnesses or diseases that make you an unsuitable candidate for hair transplant surgery. The blood tests are done to protect the health of both you and the doctor. Once your blood tests come back clear and the doctor has made a plan of action, he will take some photos of your hair (to have a record of your case before and after hair transplant). Dr. Yaman will also take the time to explain everything you need to know about what is to come. This is also a good chance for you to ask any questions you may have before beginning the DHI hair transplant or manual FUE hair transplant procedures.

Details to Keep in Mind About the Day of Your Hair Transplant Surgery

Quite a lot of things will happen on the day of your hair transplant surgery. And although the doctor will walk you through everything you need to know, in advance you can check out the overall cost of hair transplant in Turkey, here is a short summary of the things you need to keep in mind.

  • Once you arrive in Istanbul, Dr. Yaman will most likely do your hair transplant surgery the next day.
  • Your hair transplant surgery can take six to seven hours (depending on how many grafts you need). There will be plenty of breaks during the operation.
  • On the day of your operation, Dr. Yaman’s specialists will measure your blood pressure. You will also have a heart monitor attached to you throughout the surgery.
  • You will be able to see every detail of the operation planning.
  • Before your operation, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb your scalp. This will make the operation painless.
  • Make sure to have a light breakfast before your operation
  • You can watch your favorite videos on the Smart TV while Dr. Yaman is working on restoring your hair. Rest assured that you won’t get bored.

Read More: Things to Know Before Your Hair Transplant Procedure

FAQs About the Day of the Hair Transplant Operation

What Should I Wear on the Day of the Surgery?

Make sure that you don’t wear any restrictive clothing that is tight around your neck or has the potential to touch or rub against your scalp. This is crucial for your scalp’s healing process. We always recommend our patient’s to come in a loose t-shirt as that type of clothing will cause minimal to no harm to your scalp, even when you take it off in the evening.

The Day of the Hair Transplant Operation Can I Eat and Drink Before the Operation?

Yes, you can. We recommend getting a light breakfast prior to your surgery, as the surgery can span over several hours. That said, you should avoid drinking alcohol and minimize or completely stop smoking for a few weeks before your surgery.

Should I Wash My Hair Before the Operation?

Yes, you should wash your hair before the operation. There are no strict requirements on how you go about washing your hair, so feel free to follow your normal routine.

Dr. Resul Yaman would like you to know a few things before undergoing a hair transplantation in Turkey. That way, you will be fully prepared for what is to come and will give yourself the best chance of getting the hair restoration results you want. Hair transplantation at the Dr. Resul Yaman Hair Clinic in Istanbul is divided into three steps, including pre-operation, operation, and post-operation. And getting everything right during each of the three stages is essential in getting the best results.

Also Read: Products and Medications to Avoid After a Hair Transplant

Selecting the Right Clinic for Your Hair Transplant Surgery

Before you undergo hair transplant surgery, it is essential to choose the right specialist and hair transplant clinic for the job. Remember, hair transplantation is an invasive surgery that should only be performed by an experienced, licensed and trained surgeon. The failure to get your hair transplant at a renowned clinic can result not only in unsatisfactory results but also put your health at risk. When choosing a hair clinic, look at reviews on Google, before and after pictures of previous hair transplant surgeries, and do more research on the surgeon that will do your surgery. That way, determining the right clinic for your hair transplant will be much easier.

Foods and Beverages You Need to Consume Before the Operation

Before your hair transplant surgery, you need to consume foods and beverages that won’t put a burden on your digestive system. In other words, stay away from fatty and heavy meals. If your operation is scheduled for the morning, you can have a light breakfast. And if your surgery is in the afternoon, make sure to grab a light lunch too.

How to Dress and Wash Your Hair Before the Procedure

Before your hair transplant surgery, you need to wash your hair thoroughly, as that will be the last time you will do so for a couple of days. Please make sure that you don’t apply any products to your hair after your shower, such as gels, hair spray, and similar. In addition to that, make sure that you dress appropriately for your surgery. You should choose clothing that won’t make contact with your scalp after the surgery. Dr. Yaman recommends wearing a loose t-shirt or similar clothing that you can easily put on and take off after your surgery.

The Day of the Hair Transplant Operation

Share Any Diseases and Conditions You Have With Dr. Yaman

There are certain diseases and conditions that can affect your eligibility for hair transplant surgery. If you have any of the following, please let Dr. Resul Yaman know as soon as possible

  • Bleeding disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

FAQs About Things to Know Before a Hair Transplant Surgery

Should I Stop Drinking Before a Hair Transplant?

Yes, you should stop drinking alcohol for at least three days before undergoing hair transplant surgery. The reason for this is that alcohol can increase the risk of bruises and bleeding during and after the procedure.

Should I Stop Smoking Before a Hair Transplant?

Smoking cigarettes can negatively impact your recovery time. For this reason, please stop smoking for at least a week before your hair transplant surgery. If you are unable to stop completely, please minimize the number of cigarettes you smoke each day.

Which Medicines Should I Stop Before a Hair Transplant Surgery?

Some drugs can result in increased bleeding during the operation. If you’re using one of the drugs we’re about to mention below, you should stop at least a week before your procedure. As part of what to do before the procedure for a hair transplant surgery, the drugs that you should stop using one week before are as follows:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Aspirin
  • Blood thinners
  • B and E vitamins
  • Herbal medicines
  • Medicines containing ibuprofen

If you’re using any other drugs, please make sure to tell the doctor before your procedure. If you have any allergies, please make sure to tell the doctor about them too. That way, the doctor can prescribe you the best aftercare drugs for you. All in all, considering all these requirements before the surgery can greatly improve your chances of achieving the best possible results. See the hair transplant before and after on the website and gain motivation to do the surgery



Dr. Resul YAMAN

Dr. Resul Yaman is a highly experienced and renowned hair transplant surgeon. With over 13 years of expertise, he has transformed the lives of countless individuals through his innovative “modified low-speed micromotor” technique. Dr. Yaman’s commitment to using the latest methods and providing personalized care has established him as one of Turkey’s leading specialists. He specializes in hair transplantation, including eyebrow, mustache, and beard transplants. Dr. Yaman is dedicated to contributing to the hair transplant community, his work was featured in Hair Transplant Network, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, Hair Restoration Social Network, and other renowned niche publications.    

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